Membership

THE PURPOSE OF MEMBERSHIP

The elders of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church have been entrusted with the responsibility and privilege of shepherding this local congregation. In order to effectively provide pastoral care, the elders have established the following membership process and encourage all who attend Emmaus to progress through it. By doing so, individuals will grow in their understanding of the doctrines of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church, commit themselves to this local body of believers, and entrust themselves to the loving care of the elders and deacons.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

A member of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church must:
1. Trust in Christ alone for their salvation, living in a way that agrees with biblical faith.
2. Have been baptized upon profession of faith.
3. Be aware of and in general agreement with the beliefs of the elders and deacons of ERBC as described in the Core Documents, being willing to humbly submit to their loving care.

THE MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

Please join us for this four-week study in which we will make a case from the scriptures for local church membership and introduce the ministries, government, doctrines, and distinctive’s of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church.

During that time prospective members should:

  1. Read the book, Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You.
  2. Read Emmaus’ Core Documents: The London Baptist Confession and Constitution.
  3. Submit a Prospective Member Questionnaire.
  4. Meet with a pastor (questions about the reading can be discussed at this time).
  5. Be baptized, if necessary.
  6. Submit a personal testimony.
  7. Submit a Membership Application.
  8. Sign and submit the Church Covenant.
  9. Be presented to the church as a prospective member.
  10. Be received as a member by vote of the congregation.

All documents and forms linked above will be provided in print at the membership class.
Please see the schedule below and contact Pastor Joe (joe@emmausrbc.org) if you have any questions.

CURRENT CLASS
Sundays, 9:00AM-9:45AM, January 12th – February 2nd, 2020 (child care provided upon request)

LOCATION
Diamond Valley Middle School

DOCUMENTS
The London Baptist Confession of 1689
The Constitution of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church

RESOURCES
Emmaus Essentials: The London Baptist Confession of 1689
Guide to The London Baptist Confession of 1689 (Coming Soon…)

COURSE SCHEDULE

January 12th, 2020

Lesson 1 – Introducing Membership

HOMEWORK
Begin to read the Core Documents and mark where you have questions or concerns.
Begin to read “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” and mark where you have questions or concerns.

January 19th, 2020

Lesson 2 – An Introduction To The London Baptist Confession of 1689

HOMEWORK
Continue to read the Core Documents and mark where you have questions or concerns.
Continue to read “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” and mark where you have questions or concerns.
Begin to fill out forms.

January 26th, 2020

Lesson 3 – An Overview Of The Constitution, Ministries, And Distinctives’ Of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church

HOMEWORK
Finish reading the Core Documents and mark where you have questions or concerns.
Finish reading “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You” and mark where you have questions or concerns.
Finish all forms.
Schedule a meeting with a pastor.

February 2nd, 2020

Lesson 4 – The Privileges And Responsibilities Of Church Membership

HOMEWORK
Meet with a pastor.
Turn in all forms.
Write personal testimony (discuss guidelines with a pastor).

"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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